The official family portrait of the Windsor and Middleton families taken after the Christening of Prince George has been officially released.
In the picture, Her Majesty, the Queen, can be seen sitting down with prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge who is carrying the recently christened Prince George.
Prince George is dressed in a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.
Standing behind them from the left of the picture to the right is HRH Prince Phillips, HRH Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, and HRH Prince Henry (Harry).
Standing next to Harry are Kate’s siblings, Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Middleton who are standing beside their parents, Mrs Carole Middleton and Mr. Michael Middleton.
The picture was taken in the middle room of Clarence House, official residence of Prince Charles, shortly after the Christening.
The duke and duchess chose celebrity portrait photographer Jason Bell to take the official pictures to mark the christening at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
The world had another opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future King George VII of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland during his Christening on Wednesday.
George appeared happy and content throughout the day and his father William even joked just before the ceremony began that his son was the “quietest” he had been.
In another picture, below, the Queen appears alone with the little Prince George, his father, HRH Prince William and grandfather, HRH Prince Charles.
It is an historic image as it shows the Queen with three future monarchs – Charles, William and George.
The photograph has similarities with a picture taken in July 1894 during the christening of the future Edward VIII, showing the royal baby with his father, later George V, grandfather, the future Edward VII, and great grandmother, Queen Victoria.